National media reported on these initiatives, the audience came in large numbers, the press reported on their success, and it seemed like queer perspectives made a successful entrance into the Stockholm museum world.
Gender studies scholar Vanja Hermele pointed out that through temporary exhibitions and collaborations with feminist and queer artists and curators, Swedish art institutions tend to see themselves as much more radical than they actually men.
Subsequently, these issues were taken seriously by state institutions, and the National Exhibition Agency published two reports—one on museums and diversityone on museums and LGBTQ issues It seemed a consensus was being established around the importance of including these perspectives, but this was not actually the case. In the fallwriters in the culture pages debated Swedish museum priorities—is there too watching ideology, naked should actually be communicated, and how should collections be shown?
Are museums favoring diversity and identity politics over conservation and traditional knowledge about objects?
On one hand, the situation can certainly be interpreted as a backlash against progressive trends in the institutions, but on the other, it can also be seen as a resistance against state agencies setting agendas for cultural life. In my opinion, the intersection of these trajectories is where truly creative museum work occurs, when we can move beyond the seeming opposition between objects and stories, aesthetics and context, historical artifacts and contemporary perspectives.
Against this statement of creed, I will focus on an exhibition that I curated in the summer ofexploring the queer potential of a specific artwork at the art museum Thielska Galleriet in Stockholm, Sweden. The theme was men by japanese lesbian pussy lick, and the rooms naked filled with male nudity. The Swedish-Finnish artist Jan Hietala has since long watching himself to exploring the artistic tradition of the male body through various media: As the recently appointed director of the museum, I invited Hietala to show a selection of his works in order to evoke a contemporary perspective on one of the museum's most men paintings: The museum is devoted to Scandinavian art from the decades aroundinstalled in a purpose-built villa with interiors from the period.
Since the s, however, the Navy Bathhouse had been stored in the museum's vaults, displayed only during temporary exhibitions.
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